Friday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 19 Wounded

At least six Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in the latest attacks.

Hoping to reduce the unemployment burden on Iraqis, the government is considering deporting foreign workers and placing curbs on their potential employers.

In Baghdad, a late day blast killed three and wounded eight in the Karrada neighborhood. A roadside bomb targeting police in the Doura district killed one bystander and wounded three others; a bomb last night wounded a policeman in the same neighborhood. Two separate demonstrations took place in Tahrir Square.

A blast at a checkpoint in Sadr City left one person dead and three more wounded. Last night, gunmen wounded an employee working for the electricity ministry.

One policeman was killed and three others were wounded when a car bomb exploded at a Garma checkpoint.

A civilian was killed in Mosul last night. Security forces arrested 57 suspects and found a large ammunition cache.

In Dhi Qar province, three demonstrators were arrested for not having proper permits. The three were let go later. Police had earlier been given instructions to protect demonstrators whether they have permits or not.

A suspected Islamic State of Iraq wali was captured during an operation in Tirkrit.

American oil producers may not have gotten their foot in the door when Iraqi oil fields were auctioned off, but their colleagues in oil services are making up for it.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.